Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers
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Annotation: When a squirrel uses his red hat to mark the spot where he buried an acorn, he sets off a chain of events involving other creatures, each of which finds an unusual use for the chapeau.
Genre: [Humorous fiction]
Catalog Number: #104602
Format: Perma-Bound from Publisher's Hardcover
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2015
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-399-16898-2 Perma-Bound: 0-605-88686-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-399-16898-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-88686-5
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2014022119
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1 A squirrel claims an acorn for himself declaring, "Finders, keepers," unaware that the hat he uses to mark his buried treasure will take on a new life wherever it lands. After the squirrel leaves his find, wind blows the hat into a tree where a bird uses it for a nest. Next it becomes a boat for an ant, then a clown nose for a bear. But the nose tickles the bear whose sneeze sends the hat flying until it lands back over the squirrel's hole. Text and large illustrations, done in graphite and colored pencil, gouache, and oil pastels, work together seamlessly to create this perfectly paced story. For example, after the unassuming squirrel leaves, a page turn depicts the hat lifted aloft by the wind. Readers don't know where it will go, however, "until&30;" another page turn reveals the answer as a stunned bird also cries, "Finders, keepers." The anticipation continues with each transfer until the hat arrives at its original location. After the returning squirrel enjoys his treat, though, a snake with unclear intentions appears on the following page, and readers must wait for the last illustration to enjoy the tale's final surprise. VERDICT Humorous touches, a brief text with its irresistible opportunities for readers to join in, sustained suspense, and a twist ending make this charming tale a perfect read-aloud. Marianne Saccardi, Children's Literature Consultant, Greenwich, CT
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School Library Journal (6/1/15)
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 266
Reading Level: 1.9
Interest Level: P-K
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 1.9 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 181544 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:1.8 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q77577
Lexile: AD510L

Fans of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie will love this new preschool gem from beloved storyteller Keiko Kasza


A hat is not just a hat in these woods!

From tree branch to stream to flower patch—wherever the hat lands, someone knows exactly what to do with it and exclaims, “Finders, keepers!”

But this red hat doesn’t stay in one place for long, and everyone will be surprised by what happens to it in the end.

Youngsters will be delighted by the silly scenes and clever twists and turns in this charming circular story.


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